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Wordsmiths and Warriors: The...
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David Crystal; Hilary Crystal
 
Who formed and shaped the English language? David and Hilary Crystal take us on a journey through Britain to discover the people who gave our language its colour and character;...
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Adonis to Zorro: Oxford Dictionary of...
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Andrew Delahunty; Sheila Dignen
 
An absorbing dictionary that clearly explains the meanings of references and allusions that are likely to be encountered in modern English. Drawing on the resources of the Oxford English Corpus...
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Gwynne's Latin: The Ultimate...
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N.M. Gwynne
 
Suitable for anyone interested in learning Latin, this title helps you teach more Latin in half an hour than you would learn from years of being taught Latin at school...
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Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells ...
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From Alphabets to Zipcodes, the surprising story of our 26 letters from million-selling author and Radio 4 language expert, Michael Rosen.
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The Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt ...
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Mark Forsyth
 
Mark Forsyth's bestselling day in the life of unusual, beautiful and forgotten English words, in paperback for the first time
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Oxford Dictionary of Foreign Words ...
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Andrew Delahunty
 
This updated and revised edition is the authoritative guide to foreign words and phrases used in contemporary British and American English. Drawn from over 40 languages, the 6,000 entries detail...
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Lawyer's Latin
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John Gray
 
Few learn Latin in school and young lawyers with minimal knowledge of the language experience difficulty as they continue to meet it, particularly in old reported cases, academic articles and...
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Begat: The King James Bible and the...
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David Crystal
 
The King James Bible has contributed more to English than any other source. In this enlightening book David Crystal asks why. He looks at how its words have been given...
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Dreaming in Chinese: And Discovering...
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Deborah Fallows
 
In this intelligent, sympathetic book, Deborah Fallows opens up a window onto Chinese life through its notoriously difficult language. She shows how even small advancements, such as mastering a single...
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Through the language glass
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Deutscher, G.
 
Does language reflect the culture of a society in any profound sense? Is our mother-tongue a lens through which we perceive the world? Can different languages lead...
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Is That a Fish in Your Ear?:...
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David Bellos
 
How do we really make ourselves understood to other people? This book shows how, from puns to poetry, news bulletins to the Bible, Asterix to Swedish films, translation is at...
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I met lucky people: The Story of the...
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Yaron Matras
 
In the Middle Ages, it was believed they had come out of Egypt. And yet their language shares a number of words with Greek, and has its roots in India...
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Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing
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Melissa Mohr
 
A humorous, trenchant and fascinating examination of how Western culture's taboo words have evolved over the millennia
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The Language Wars: A History of ...
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Henry Hitchings
 
What really is correctness? Why do people care so much about it? What is at stake in the quarrel about good and bad usage?
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Odd Job Man: Some Confessions of a...
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Jonathon Green
 
Collects the indefinable language of the gutter, the brothel, the jail, the barroom - producing a succession of dictionaries.
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Idiomantics: The Weird World of...
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Philip Gooden; Peter Lewis
 
Idiomantics is a unique exploration of the world of idiomatic phrases. To cite three examples - from American English, Dutch and Italian - what on Earth are a snow job...
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